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Researchers Link Red Complex Bacteria, EOTRH

July 29, 2014

The presence of red complex bacteria could be a red flag for impending tooth reabsorption, researchers say.... Read More

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Does Your Horse Need a Dentist?

June 24, 2014

Find out why you should make regular dental checkups part of your horse's scheduled maintenance.... Read More

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10 Equine Dentistry Resources on TheHorse.com

February 24, 2014

February is the American Veterinary Medical Association's national pet dental health month.... Read More

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Equine Colic Risk Factors

January 31, 2014

Certain management factors might affect the likelihood of colic episodes.... Read More

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Researchers Identify EOTRH Risk Factors

January 19, 2014

EOTRH is a painful, recently identified condition that primarily affects horses' incisors and canine teeth.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

January 15, 2014

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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Horse Head Tossing and Teeth

December 30, 2013

What would cause my mare to throw her head up repeatedly when she is ridden?... Read More

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Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More

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Signs of Dental Discomfort

July 29, 2013

Can a rider or owner tell if a horse is having dental issues?... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

June 01, 2013

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as they body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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What to Consider Before Tooth Removal in Horses (AAEP 2012)

April 01, 2013

Before extracting a horse's tooth, owners and veterinarians must consider a number of important factors.... Read More

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Handling Equine Oral Tooth Extraction Failures (AAEP 2012)

March 22, 2013

Tooth extractions don't always go as planned, so practitioners must be ready for potential complications.... Read More

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Thinking Through Cheek Tooth Extraction Complications (AAEP 2012)

January 25, 2013

Planning for potential dental extraction complications is essential to a successful procedure.... Read More

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Loose Stools in Old Age

January 15, 2013

My old gelding is generally healthy, but lately he developed loose stools. Is there something I'm missing?... Read More

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Bitting Problems and Your Horse

December 03, 2012

Evaluate dental health and bit suitability to determine if your bit could be causing training issues.... Read More

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Equine Wolf Teeth

September 09, 2012

While these teeth usually don't pose a health risk to the horse, they are often removed in performance horses.... Read More

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Univ. of Md. Extension Schedules Routine Horse Care Lectures

August 12, 2012

The three-part series will cover routine veterinary, farriery, and dental care.... Read More

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Texas Horse Tooth Etching Case Closed

July 13, 2012

The case has been closed unless new information emerges, according to one Texas law enforcement officer.... Read More

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MSU Expands Equine Dental Services

July 11, 2012

Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine is offering expanded equine dental services.... Read More

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Texas Horse's Teeth Disfigured

July 05, 2012

A Texas veterinarian is hoping to determine who engraved an obscenity onto a horse's front teeth and why.... Read More

Using radiographs (X rays) and fluoroscopy (real-time radiography) of a horse's head while wearing a bridle and bit, Clayton evaluated the position of the bit in a horse's mouth with and without tension applied to the reins.

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Researcher Evaluates Bit, Rein Interaction with Equine Mouth

April 13, 2012

Bits, nosebands, and headpieces all exert pressure on horses when riders place pressure on the reins.... Read More

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Missouri Court Rules in Nonveterinarian Dentist Case

January 09, 2012

A judge ruled that a non-veterinarian equine dentist could not perform tooth-floating services for pay.... Read More

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Dysphagia in Horses Difficult to Diagnose

January 02, 2012

There are more than 100 possible causes for dysphagia--the inability to swallow--in horses.... Read More

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Study: Dental Work Improves Feed Digestibility in Horses

November 18, 2011

Increased feed digestibility means greater conversion of feed to energy and--ideally--reduced feed bills.... Read More

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Keeping the Bitted Horse's Mouth Healthy

October 21, 2011

Studies offer conflicting information in regard to whether bit seating is beneficial to bitted horses.... Read More